I want to find out more about Development Management Forums

The development management forum (DMF) allows developers to present their proposals to local residents, businesses and organisations. This is for complex or sensitive developments.  The DMF:

• lets local people know about proposals for major developments in the borough before a formal application is submitted

• allows local residents, businesses and organisations to comment on proposals. This is at a time when developers are in the earliest position to consider them

• does not replace our formal consultation process on applications. It aims to raise local awareness of a scheme at an early stage

• ensures more meaningful public involvement on proposed schemes. This is rather than awaiting the formal consultation stage of an application when it is harder to influence scheme changes.

You can find more about DMFs on this page.